Wet Tennis in NYC 8/29/13
NEW YORK - Day long rains wiped out a portion of the Day 3 schedule at the US Open, forcing some matches to be rescheduled for Thursday. Among them was top-ranked Serena Williams' second round match.
Only a handful of matches were completed before the rains came including second round wins by third-seed Agnieszka Radwanska (ahg-nee-ESH'-kuh rahd-VAHN'-skuh) and fifth-seed Li Na (lee nah).
Among those who returned to the court after a pair of rain delays that ate up about four hours was Venus Williams who lost her second round match to China's Jie Zheng, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6. The 33-year old Williams has been ousted from the U.S. Open before the third round three years in a row.
On the men's side third-seed Andy Murray advanced with a straight sets win while Juan Martin del Potro (wahn mar-TEEN' dehl POHT'-roh), the sixth-seed, got his match in and was a winner as well.
And James Blake bid farewell to the Open and competitive tennis as he lost to Ivo Karlovic (EE'-voh KAR'-loh-vihch) 7-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-7, 6-7.